Government

Governor Bruce Rauner

Governor Rauner

Strong Schools

Education is the most important thing we do as a community and our goal as a state should be to have the strongest schools in every neighborhood of every community. In the last two years, we have delivered unprecedented funding for our schools and increased support for early childhood education. At the same time, we established the School Funding Reform commission, which has made recommendations to ensure that every child in Illinois gets a shot at the American dream, no matter where they live.

Honest Government

State government must show it is making real changes to win back the trust of residents. To that end, the Governor’s Office has closed the revolving door of state employees leaving the Executive Branch for lobbying, closed loopholes in the gift ban and required employees to disclose more about their economic interests. But more can be, and must, be done. Term limits on elected officials and implementing Fair Maps to give voters more of a say in their representation, would send a clear signal that Illinois is serious about changing the culture of Springfield.

Tax Relief

Illinois has the highest property taxes in the nation, placing an undue burden on families and deterring employers from locating here. A property tax freeze would bring long overdue relief to our residents and make the state more competitive when it comes to attracting new businesses, and the jobs they bring with them, to our state.

Good Jobs

Creating good jobs in Illinois is essential to economic growth and providing a better future for our families and state. We need to get rid of burdensome regulations that scare businesses away and become a state where employers want to invest and grow. By creating a system that is more conducive to job creation, we can grow the economy and ensure the state has the resources it needs to fund critical services.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/advancing-illinois
Advancing Illinois
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​The Illinois Competitiveness Council, which is composed of over forty agencies, boards, and commissions, seeks to advance Illinois by cutting red tape, by improving Illinois' economic climate, and by fostering government efficiency and accountability.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/report-red-tape
Report Red Tape
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Help us cut the red tape in Illinois! This is vital to improving our state's growth and our residents’ well-being. The current regulatory environment is overly burdensome, inconsistent, and confusing even for businesses and social service providers, not to mention individuals and families.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOV
Governor, Office of the
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The Illinois Constitution, Article V, Section 8, states that "The Governor shall have the supreme executive power, and shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws." The purpose of the Office is to ensure proper execution of the laws in Illinois.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/CMS/pay-search
State Employee Data
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State employee pay and personnel information is provided in the datasets.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IDFPR/professional-license-look-up
Professional License Look-up
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The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation provide online public access through its 'License Lookup' to search and verify all Illinois professional license holders.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/find-state-agency
Find a State Agency
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Links to list of state agencies
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/CMS/buy-surplus
Buy State Surplus Property
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State of Illinois' online (Ebay-style) auction
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/GOV/contact-state-employee
Contact a State Employee
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Links to State of Illinois employee directory for phone numbers, emails, etc.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/vehicle-title-status
Vehicle Title & Registration Status Inquiry
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https://www2.illinois.gov/government/transparency-accountability/IOC/state-expenditures
State Expenditures
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The expense database allows taxpayers to see how public dollars are spent. Information provided by the Illinois Office of the Comptroller allows users to identify any state spending
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/executive-branch/OEIG/whistleblower-protection
Whistleblower Protection
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The State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/15), provides “whistle blower” protections to State employees who report, or threaten to report, wrongdoing, provide information or testify regarding wrongdoing, or assist in the enforcement of the Ethics Act. Retaliation against a State employee for reporting or providing of information of wrongdoing is strictly prohibited by the Ethics Act and may result in a violation of State law (740 ILCS 174/20.2).
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/SOS/public-records
Find Public Records
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The Archives Database site allows you to purview the many databases within the Archives site.
https://www2.illinois.gov/government/resources-records/IDPH/birth-records-order
Birth Records Online Order
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To obtain or correct a birth certificate, contact the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records.

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https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/CMS
Central Management Services, Department of
The Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) provides a broad range of programs and services to state agencies and the public. Our commitment is to ensure accountable, efficient government and enable effective public service at the lowest possible cost.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/SOS
Secretary of State, Office of the
The office’s functions are described in the Illinois Constitution, mainly addressing the Secretary of State's duty to maintain official state records and the state seal. However, law and tradition have assigned many additional responsibilities to the office, which has one of the largest and most diverse collections of responsibilities of any of its counterparts nationwide.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/DoIT
Innovation & Technology, Department of
DoIT is a new state agency, created on July 1, 2016, whose mission is to empower the State of Illinois through high-value, customer-centric technology by delivering best-in-class innovation to client agencies fostering collaboration and empowering employees to provide better services to residents, businesses and visitors.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OEIG
Executive Inspector General, Office of
The OEIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct, and violations of the Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430) by State of Illinois employees under the jurisdiction of the governor, public universities, regional transit boards, or others doing business with these entities. In addition, the OEIG oversees ethics training, makes revolving door determinations for individuals under its jurisdiction, and monitors State hiring sequences and processes.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/CGFA
Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (CGFA) was created originally as the Economic and Fiscal Commission in 1972 by the 77th General Assembly. CGFA provides the Legislature with research and information regarding state and national economies, revenue projections and operations of Illinois Government. In 1979, the Commission was further charged by the 81st General Assembly with monitoring the long-term debt position of Illinois. The General Assembly later made the Commission responsible for monitoring the administration of the State Employee Group Insurance Program.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/JIB
Judicial Inquiry Board
The Judicial Inquiry Board is authorized to receive, initiate, and investigate complaints concerning active Illinois state court judges.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ILHOUSEGOP
Illinois House Republicans
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/IC
Supreme Court, Illinois
The judicial power is vested in a Supreme Court, an Appellate Court and Circuit Courts. (Source: Illinois Constitution.)
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/OSAD
Appellate Defender, Office of
The Office of the State Appellate Defender represents indigent persons on appeal in criminal cases when appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Court or the Circuit Court.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/GOMB
Management and Budget, Office of
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the Governor's annual state budget and advises the Governor on the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ILSAAP
Appellate Prosecutor, Office of
Office of Appellate Prosecutor is responsible for all Agency administrative and managerial functions, legal policy and other extraordinary legal concerns, budgetary and legislative matters, and Agency publications.
https://www2.illinois.gov/agencies/ICJIA
Criminal Justice Information Authority
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority is dedicated to improving the administration of criminal justice with work in the areas of grants administration, research and analysis, policy and planning, and information systems and technology.

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